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From Mary Davies in Worcester. She received Tooth's letter and the enclosed tract, which she read to her small flock and they seemed very pleased with it. She also repeated the 'awful circumstances' mentioned in Tooth's letter and it appeared to make a suitable impression on them.

Her regards should be passed to Tooth's sister [Rosamund] and to [Mary] Fletcher - Davies trusts that the latter is better than when Tooth last wrote. Spiritual matters are discussed.

Davies's parents also send their regards.

Their chapel is officially opened next Sunday by Dr [Adam] Clarke. It is anticipated that there will be a large congregation drawn from all parts. The number of the society is increasing. 'Steady' [James M.] Byron has gone to conference but be back for the chapel opening - 'I believe he is a good man. I scarcely ever hear him but I think of dear Mrs Fletcher, their discourse is so much alike…'

Reference is made to an intended visit to Coalport.

Her temporal circumstances are not good - for some time her father has been short of work and this makes life difficult. If he could get a place in the factory at Coalport when it opens, Davies would be truly thankful.

From Mary Tooth to Mary Davies If Tooth had the time, she would have answered the above via Davies's father, who she saw fora few minutes after Tooth meta class at Coalport, but he informed her that there was another person going to Worcester who was stopping longer in Tooth's area. That was more convenient.

They were very pleased to hear of the 'noble' collection for the continuing of God's work, which was made at the opening of the new chapel. Spiritual matters are discussed.

[The next paragraph concerning spiritual matters is in another's hand, probably that of Mary Fletcher].

Dear Fletcher's health is such that she is able to continue her meeting. The little flock at Coalport would gladly welcome Davies among them. Tooth has enclosed a pamphlet which she feels would benefit any unmarried person who professes Godliness.